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October, 2016

Oct. 31, 2016

ROTC cadet named honorary CENTCOM engineer

U.S. Army Sgt. Corey M. Robinson visited Central Command to meet and speak with military engineers October 27, 2016.

Oct. 31, 2016

Iraqis Clear Areas Outside Mosul Before Advancing To Liberate City

In the operation to liberate Iraq’s second-largest city from the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Iraqi and Kurdish forces continue clearing and back-clearing areas around Mosul before they advance to the city, the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman told reporters today.

Oct. 27, 2016

Iraqi, Kurdish Forces Approaching Outskirts of Mosul

Pentagon Press Operations director Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters Iraqi and Kurdish forces are about 5 miles from Mosul’s outskirts and are clearing towns and villages to the north, east and south of Iraq’s second-largest city.

Oct. 26, 2016

17SB completes Middle East mission

The 17th Sustainment Brigade, 451st Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), has completed its nine-month deployment in the Middle East with a ceremony transferring authority to the New York National Guard’s 369th Sustainment Brigade on October 26, 2016.

Oct. 26, 2016

OIR Commander Cites Momentum in Mosul Push; Raqqa Isolation to Begin 'Soon'

Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told Pentagon reporters that Iraqi forces continue to make steady progress in the effort to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Oct. 25, 2016

Noose Tightening Around ISIL in Mosul, Carter Says

The contributions of coalition partners in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are invaluable, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at the opening of the counter-ISIL small group defense ministerial at Hexagone Balard, the new French defense ministry building in Paris.

Oct. 25, 2016

Carter, Inherent Resolve Commander Brief Operations in Iraq, Syria

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, updated reporters yesterday on operations in Iraq and Syria during a news conference in Irbil, Iraq.

Oct. 25, 2016

Amid Heavy Resistance, Iraqi Forces Make Solid Progress

While Iraqi and Kurdish forces face heavy resistance from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant about 10 miles out from Mosul, Iraq, Pentagon press operations director Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters today that there continues to be solid progress in the efforts to liberate the city from ISIL control.

Oct. 24, 2016

US Air Force engineers repair runway in Iraq

BAGHDAD – Three months ago, four U.S. Air Force engineers with the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group arrived in northern Iraq to conduct a reconnaissance mission for what would become a historic undertaking. The engineers were told their task had never been attempted in Iraq.

Oct. 23, 2016

Carter Meets With Iraqi Prime Minister, Addresses Troops in Baghdad

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad and spoke with troops there about the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the ongoing military campaign to retake the city of Mosul.